Maine College Student Says Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Called Police After She Spoke Somali With Her Family
A Maine college student says a Dunkin’ Donuts worker refused her family service for speaking Somali and called the police.
Twenty-year-old Hamdia Ahmed tells The Portland Press Herald the incident happened Monday when she and her family visited a Dunkin’ Donuts location in Portland.
Ahmed says she and her family were waiting in the drive-thru and speaking Somali to each other when a worker told them to “stop yelling,” and said they must leave and she was calling police.
Ahmed says an officer arrived and issued her a no-trespass order for causing a “disturbance.”
She says the owner of the store apologized and rescinded the order. A corporate Dunkin’ Donuts representative also apologized.
While she appreciates the apology, Ahmed says she wants more training for workers.